June 11 (UPI) -- Nintendo announced a number of new games coming to the Switch console during its E3 Direct presentation including a sequel to Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 closed out Nintendo's press conference with a cinematic trailer that featured Link and Zelda exploring a dark dungeon. The clip ended with Nintendo stating that development is underway on the sequel.
Also announced was a new Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games title that features the two classic gaming legends and their friends partaking in a number of sporting activities such as skateboarding, track and field, swimming, rock climbing and many more. The game will be released in November.
For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, new DLC characters The Hero from Dragon Quest and Banjo-Kazooie will be coming to the crossover fighting game. The Hero will be available this summer while Banjo-Kazooie will enter the fight in the fall.
The Hero resembles the main character from the latest Dragon Quest, Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition, which is coming to the Switch on Sept. 27. The Hero will have multiple outfits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to make him appear as other main characters from throughout the Dragon Quest series.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons was showcased, showing fans how the next-entry will have an island setting. Nintendo announced, however, that New Horizons has been delayed out of 2019 and will arrive on March 20, 2020.
New gameplay footage of Luigi's Mansion 3 was shown, highlighting the new attacks and vacuums Luigi can use against ghosts who are haunting a new hotel. The sequel, set for release in 2019, will also include a multiplayer mode and the ability for a friend to join in on the fun as Gooigi, a slime version Luigi who can slip through a number of obstacles.
Other surprise titles announced during the E3 Direct presentation included a game based on Netflix's Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance series, new installments for classic video game series such as Contra and Panzer Dragoon, and the announcement of No More Heroes 3.
Nintendo's E3 plans also include live streaming Nintendo Treehouse Live, a show that features a panel of Nintendo staff diving further into upcoming games and hosting interviews with developers right from the E3 floor in Los Angeles.